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As editor, he introduced many changes to the Journal that we still benefit from today, for example: a style guide, more manuscripts in each issue, condensed reports and a color change. His advice: “Write tight,” still applies.
|2017||Matt Spindler||Virginia Tech|
|2016||Edward Franklin||University of Arizona|
|University of Kentucky|
|New Mexico State University|
The Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology Award is made possible through the generosity of Cengage Learning. This award is presented to one individual who demonstrates excellence in using technology to enhance post-secondary instruction in agriculture. To qualify for the award, a NACTA member must currently be on a full-time appointment involving at least 25% teaching. A committee of NACTA members reviews applications. Criteria included in the evaluation are: nominee’s essay on the integration and use of technology to support effective teaching and learning; a statement about the impact of technology integration on student learning, student motivation, and student creativity; evaluations submitted by current students, alumni, administrative officers, and peers; a self-evaluation including factors such as considerations in technology integration, course outcomes, scholarly activities and professional development specific to technology integration, challenges to technology integration, future plans for technology integration, and recognition/mentorship in technology integration. Recipients receive a plaque and $1,000.00.
Samples of course materials reflecting the integration of technology in a specific course (such as excerpts from syllabi, assignments, projects, student portfolios, links to course content, audio or video materials, etc). Limit 3 - 5 pages.
Nominee's resume/vita, limited to 4-pages total.
Please submit all award materials for each nominee as one single PDF file online at:
Special Criteria for NACTA Judging and Student Service Award
The NACTA Judging and Student Service Award is presented to a faculty member who has provided exceptional service to students, with special emphasis on those coaching competitive judging teams who have participated in the annual NACTA Judging Conference. Other areas of consideration include involvement in other student service activities, teaching accomplishments, and integration of the nominees judging program and activities with the overall academic experience and institution’s mission. Additional criteria evaluated includes: student service philosophy, evaluations by current students and/or alumni; peer evaluation; administrative officer evaluation; and continued professional development of the faculty member. Evaluation forms can be found by clicking the proper form title in the "Evaluation Forms" menu box located on the left-hand side of this screen.
Recipients receive a plaque and a cash stipend. Please consult the selection criteria below for a more concise listing of criteria when preparing your award packet.
To qualify for the award, a NACTA member must have been involved with coaching competitive teams in the annual NACTA Judging Conference for a minimum of 5 years.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR YOUR Dossier:
10. Nominee's resume/vita, limited to 4-pages total.
Attendance at annual meeting: Nominees should recognize that NACTA and sponsors expect awardees to be present at the annual conference to receive their awards. A consent of nomination implies that the nominee has an intention and, if selected for an award, will make a reasonable attempt to attend the annual conference. All award recipients are expected to participate/make presentations at future NACTA conferences.
A photograph and short biography of each award recipient will be included in the awards program at the annual conference. Submit a biography not to exceed 250 words in WordPerfect or Word format, along with a good picture in the form of a JPG or GIF file (the larger/better quality, the better your picture will be). The biography and picture should be sent via e-mail to the Chair of the Teacher Recognition Committee.
NACTA Judging and Student Service Award criteria (Scoring form)
Deadline for all nomination materials is 11:59 PM on February 1st via the website.
First impressions do count. Attention to neatness of organization, format, and presentation of dossiers can make a difference.
Updated December 22, 2015
A photograph and short biography of each award recipient will be included in the awards program at the annual conference. Submit a biography not to exceed 150 words in WordPerfect or Word format, along with a good picture in the form of a JPG or GIF file (the larger/better quality, the better your picture will be) and your funniest moment in teaching story to be shared during the awards presentation using the online submission system where you'll submit your award packet.
First impressions do count. Attention to neatness of organization, format, and presentation of dossiers makes a difference.
New instructions: Submit all award nominations online at http://nactaawards.expressacademic.org/login.php
For each nominee, upload one single PDF file that includes all nomination materials (all document, letters of support, teaching evaluations and other relevant documents) at the website by 11:59 PM on February 1st.
We will only accept one PDF file for each nomination, and the website will not combine your materials into one file if you upload multiple files for each nominee. Evaluations of all nominees will be conducted through the website and neither the Teacher Recognition Committee nor the evaluators will be able to put multiple files together for one nominee.
Deadline: Nomination materials for all awards (except Distinguished Educator and Teaching Award of Merit) must be uploaded at the website by 11:59 PM on February 1st..
Updated December 22, 2015